Quebec Liberals table transgender legislation

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WATCH ABOVE: Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée unveils Quebec's proposed transgender rights bill, just after the federal government tabled its piece of legislation, Bill C-16. Global's Elysia Bryan-Baynes reports – May 31, 2016

QUEBEC CITY – Quebec Liberals have tabled legislation to allow transgender teenagers aged 14 and above to seek permission to legally change their name and gender designation on their birth certificates.

If one of the parents objects, the request will not be granted.

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In the case of children 13 and under, the request must come from one of the parents.

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Quebec Justice Minister Stephanie Vallée tabled Bill 103 Tuesday afternoon.

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Vallée said the Civil Code would be changed to accommodate transgender minors and that Quebec’s Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms would be modified so all discrimination related to gender identity is explicitly prohibited.

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Bill 103 comes just a few weeks after the federal government tabled Bill C-16 to protect transgender rights.